Invitation rounds for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) visas will be run once a month.

Invitation rounds are anticipated to run on the 11th day of each month. Dates for the rounds are subject to change.

Invitation numbers in each round may vary depending on the number of applications being processed by the department.

Note: State or territory government nominations for Skilled Regional (provisional) visas (subclass 489) will not be impacted.

Current round

Invitations issued on 11 November 2019

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 11 November 2019.

No invitations are being issued for Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489), due to the introduction of the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa on 16 November 2019.

During 2019-20 program year the following numbers of invitations have been issued:

11 November 2019 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 11 November 2019 round.

Invitation process and cut offs

The highest ranked clients by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa. For clients who have equal points scores, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.

Visa subclass Minimum points score Latest date of effect
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 85 31/10/2019 11:29am
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)

Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 11 November 2019 invitation round.

Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous years, the below occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the program year.

SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent visas (subclass 189) and then the remaining to Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visas (subclass 489). If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 489 visas in these occupations.

Subclass Occupation ID Description Minimum points score Latest date of effect
189 2211 Accountants 90 10/04/2019  5:53pm
189 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 85 19/06/2018  3:18pm
189 2334 Electronics Engineer 85 21/10/2019  12:14am
189 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 95 10/11/2019  6:56pm
189 2339 Other Engineering Professionals 85 29/10/2019  7:53am
189 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 85 23/10/2019  12:15am
189 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 85 31/10/2019  9:45am
189 2631 Computer Network Professionals 85 28/10/2019  9:19pm

Invitations issued during 2019-20 program year

Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Total
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 1,000 100 100 1,500 250 2,950
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 100 100 100 300
Total 1,100 200 200 1,500 250 3,250

The above figures do not include invitations issued for State and Territory Government nominated visa subclasses. State and Territory Governments nominate throughout the month for specific points tested skilled migration and business innovation and investment visas.

Read the full article from: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/

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